Greetings for a New Year


I am taking a brief hiatus from

Art as an Oasis™

and hope to resume again

in February.


 If you need a winter break and want

to be inspired with images

of beaches and far away places 

please join me for a visit in my studio.

I have many new paintings to show.

Please contact  Joy Wolfe at or call

(612) 644-0756 to set an appointment.

We adhere to the social distancing guidelines and provide masks.

I look forward to seeing you soon !

~ Carrie

Art as an Oasis™
a series of occasional postings from

the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both

mundane and monumental cares
words of wisdom from a diversity of others
for a season ordinarily full of celebrations and gatherings around food:


~ a collection of simple comestibles and potables ~ 
(this week – fruit with style)


Everyone knew you shouldn't go biting into fruit offered to you by magical creatures in the woods, even if you'd thought until just five minutes ago that such stories were, you know, only stories. 
– Molly Ringle, The Goblins of Bellwater

The old order changeth, yielding place to new,

And God fulfills Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Morte d'Arthur

You are the sunshine of my life, That's

why I'll always be around,

You are the apple of my eye, Forever

you'll stay in my heart.

Stevie Wonder, You Are The Sunshine of My Life


For some stories, it's easy. The moral of

 'The Three Bears,' for instance is "Never break into someone else's house."  The moral of 'Snow White' is "Never eat apples."  The moral of World War I is

"Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand."

– Daniel Handler


artist statement

At the Jewish new year (in the fall), Jews

customarily share apples and honey to

offer and share hopes for a sweet new year.

This painting depicts a plate of apples

prepared for that purpose and shows

contrasting colors, shapes, and textures. Perhaps paradoxically, the center of the painting

is not an apple but rather a half grape atop an apple slice. The Jewish new year is already three months past, but nothing prevents us from offering apples, honey, and hopes of sweetness for the secular new year as well. 

Best Wishes For A Happy Healthy New Year!!



"Apples For The New Year"

Oil on Linen

8" x 8"


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